Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact price and release date

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact price and release date
Good old Sony has been like a clockwork when it comes to minute details about its newest gear specifications and pricing. The Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact are already up for preorder on all major country branches websites of Sony Mobile, though their release date is shrouded in the "autumn" period so far, which could be two weeks or two months from now. Actually, Sony gives a firmer timeframe for the tablet in its press release, pegging it for a launch in the "end of Q3," which means we could see the trio hit the shelves at some point next month, just in time for the holiday shopping craze.

In any case, while mum's the word on any release stateside, the Z3 series is listed with the following prices in Europe - €649,00 or £549 for the Xperia Z3 without subsidies, €499 or £429 for the 4.6" Z3 Compact, and, finally, €379 or £329 for the slimmest, lightest 8" waterproof slate, the Xperia Z3 Tablet compact. Thus, Sony is pricing its six-month flagship upgrade in a pretty traditional way, and those prices, if the Z3 series gear ever makes it to this side of the pond, are likely to translate in the same amounts, but in good ol' US dollars, as is customary with these electronics pricing schemes.

source: Sony



1. Rydsmith unregistered

So I'll sell my Z1 Compact for $250 and that will get me the Z3 for $250...I'll take it.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I want their SmartWatch 3.

2. jvardon

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

Lol, I'm very tempted to sell my Z1 Compact for the Z3 Compact too.

4. vivasomuvivek

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

nice tablet!!!

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"€649,00 or £549 for the Xperia Z3 without subsidies," that's $850 USD from Euros or $900 if you convert from Pounds. Screw that crap, that phone better cook me dinner for that price when you can get a Nexus 5 or a OnePlus One under $400.... No doubt it's less impressive hardware by when you can buy both a Nexus 5 and OPO and still come out ahead is rather sickening. In fact you could buy a Nexus 5, OPO and a Moto E if the $900 conversion was correct...

6. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

Your calculations aren't accurate, they don't translate it like that, prices in the US are usually way cheaper (Due to mainly lower tax there). Expect the Z3 to be similar to the iphone price. here in the UK, the iphone 5s costs 529 while the Z3 costs 549.

7. Rydsmith unregistered

ITP: "Global economics are a mystery to me."

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless